A 43-year-old Saltillo woman was arrested on a trafficking of a youth charge Sunday night, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports.
Romany Michael Ruble, who is also known as Romany Michael Cathey, is accused of picking up a runaway in West Texas approximately 1 week ago. Ruble had a prior acquaintance with the teen. Ruble then allegedly transported the minor to Hopkins County, where she allegedly sexually abused him. The youth reportedly escaped. Law enforcement was contacted Sunday. Based on investigation by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, a warrant was obtained for Ruble’s arrest on a trafficking of a person charge, according to HCSO Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford.
HCSO Sgt. Tanner Steward and Deputies Kevin Lester and Elijah Fite contacted Ruble at her residence, and arrested the 43-year-old Saltillo woman at 9:51 p.m. August 9, 2020, on the trafficking of person charge, according to arrest reports.
Ruble remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning, August 10, on the trafficking of person warrant, according to jail reports. Ruble remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning, August 10, according to jail reports.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.